Publications & Documents


  • 22-January-2010

    English

    ICTs for Development - Improving Policy Coherence

    Information communication technologies (ICTs) are crucial to reducing poverty, improving access to health and education services and creating new sources of income and employment for the poor. Being able to access and use ICTs has become a major factor in driving competitiveness, economic growth and social development. In the last decade, ICTs, particularly mobile phones, have also opened up new channels for the free flow of ideas and opinions, thereby promoting democracy and human rights.

    The OECD and infoDev joined forces at a workshop on 10-11 September 2009 to examine some of the main challenges in reducing the discrepancies in access to ICTs and use of ICTs between developing countries. The workshop discussed best practices for more coherent and collaborative approaches in support of poverty reduction and meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

    There is much work to be done on improving policy coherence and there is a need to engage more actively with partner countries. Making the most of ICTs requires that they are seen as part of innovation for development, rather than just another development tool.

    This publication examines access to ICTs, as a precondition to their use; broadband Internet access and governments' role in making it available; developments in mobile payments; ICT security issues; ICTs for improving environmental performance; and the relative priority of ICTs in education. 

    For more information

    The OECD/infoDev workshop on ICTs for Development: www.oecd.org/ICT/4D

    OECD work on Policy Coherence for Development: www.oecd.org/development/policycoherence

    infoDev: www.infoDev.org

  • 20-January-2010

    English, , 13kb

    Broadband Driving Growth: Policy Responses - Addendum: Bibliography of Existing ICCP Work on Broadband Development

    Bibliography of Existing ICCP Work on Broadband Development

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  • 18-January-2010

    English

    2009 Internet Governance Forum Report

    In November 2009 the OECD participated in the fourth Internet Governance Forum, which took place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Below is a report on the three events organized by the OECD at the IGF.

  • 12-January-2010

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    OECD Recommendation on Public Sector Information (PSI)

    Extensive work has been undertaken analysing and providing policy principles for the development and use of public sector information, including weather and maps through to public broadcasting archives, museums and art repositories.

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  • 12-January-2010

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    Smart sensor networks - technologies and applications for green growth (OECD Digital Economy Paper 167)

    This report gives an overview of sensor technologies and applications, and quantifies their environmental impacts.

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  • 11-January-2010

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  • 24-December-2009

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    From Copenhagen to Mexico

    The Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a team of OECD experts were in Copenhagen at the UN Summit on Climate Change (7-18 December 2009) to share analysis and policy advice.

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  • 21-December-2009

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    International Mobile Roaming Charging in the OECD Area (OECD Digital Economy Paper 166)

    This report represents the first part of a two-phase OECD project on IMRS. It provides information and analysis on market developments and pricing in IMRS and sets out the nature of the perceived problem together with analysis on why IMRS pricing takes the form it does.

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  • 15-December-2009

    English

    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009

    The STI Scoreboard illustrates and analyses a wide set of indicators of science, technology, globalisation and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries. It includes the latest figures for R&D, foreign direct investment, risk capital and technology-related trade.

  • 14-December-2009

    English

    Workshop on global ICT services sourcing post-crisis: trends and developments (Egypt, 14 November 2009)

    The aims of the workshop were to examine recent trends in international sourcing in view of the crisis. It was designed to provide an overview of recent development, the needs of the IT services demand side, challenges on the suppluy side, and to draw out lessons for strategy and policy.

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